Have you been using a toothpaste which has a warning on the back of the package to call poison control if swallowed? Are you worried about what these chemicals are doing to your body? Do you even wonder what chemicals you may be absorbing each time you bush your teeth and feel misled by conventional toothpaste manufacturers?

It’s something we all wonder about when using mainstream products. We get it. Sometimes it’s just easier (and cheaper) to buy conventional products from the grocery store, but we have to ask ourselves, “Is it really worth it?” when what we are putting into our bodies is potentially causing us harm.

Don’t worry! Good-Gums is here to help!

The ingredients in Good-Gums are specifically designed to help your body heal itself naturally. When using Good-Gums, you can rest assured that what you’re putting into your body is completely natural, with no artificial chemicals, colorants or flavorings and that it is safe to ingest. You can feel good about eliminating at least one source of unnecessary toxins and that what you’re putting into your mouth is helpful to your living tissue.

I love it because I love anything that is all natural and loaded with top ingredients. When I saw that Good Gums used – as one of many excellent ingredients – French grey sea salt, that was all I needed in order to know that the people who run this company use the finest, purest ingredients. I use French grey sea salt for many things because it is THE healthiest!!*

Carole S

What does it mean to use a product with toxins and chemicals?

The gums are some of the most absorptive tissues in the body, and readily absorb almost any toxin or chemical irritant with which they come into contact.  (Baseball players chew tobacco precisely because of how rapidly and efficiently their gums absorb the nicotine.)  Toothpaste routinely contains a sizeable list of artificial chemicals: surfactants, preservatives, endocrine disrupters, and artificial colors and flavorings.  For many people, it’s merely an additional chemical burden that the body must filter out and dispose of, but for some people who are dealing with chronic illness, that additional chemical burden can have more serious effects.

In Europe, over 1,500 ingredients are identified and prohibited from inclusion in personal care products; in the USA, only 11 synthetic chemical ingredients have been prohibited.  Many toothpaste manufacturers who sell internationally sell (at a profit) a different formula overseas in order to comply with the restrictions of their laws, but in the US they sell a formula that’s slightly cheaper to produce with ingredients that aren’t prohibited in the US.  So it’s up to buyers in the US to be aware of what’s in toothpaste and to decide what to avoid. 

Sodium fluoride or stannous fluoride or sodium monofluorophosphate are forms of fluoride found in toothpaste.  Fluoride is so toxic that any toothpaste containing it is required to post a warning “to get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away” if a person swallows more than is used for brushing.  A lethal dose is 5 to 10 grams for an adult and half of a gram for a child.  A less than lethal dose can still cause severe health problems.  One dose of a full stripe of toothpaste across the length of toothbrush bristles contains approximately 2 mg of fluoride.  So a child that swallows a full, large tube of toothpaste could be ingesting a lethal dose.

 Toothpaste often contains surfactants, such as sodium lauryl sulfate, which is a chemical compound strong enough to be used as an engine degreaser.  Triclosan is an artificial chemical developed in the 1960’s that is being investigated for its role in disrupting hormonal development and for its role in the emergence of antimicrobial resistance (“superbugs” that are resistant to antibiotics).

Diethanolamine (DEA) is harmful if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin and is classified as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.”  It helps to enhance the creamy texture of toothpaste.

Various types of abrasives are added to toothpaste, often comprising 50% or more of the paste.  The abrasives are intended to grind away sticky plaque that adheres tightly to the teeth at the gum line, but the abrasives also cause enamel erosion.  Abrasives are used in virtually all toothpastes, and in virtually all of them the abrasiveness is more than enough to damage teeth.  The structure of a tooth is mostly dentin with harder enamel covering the exposed upper part.  Sometimes dentin is exposed when gums recede, and the abrasiveness of toothpastes is enough to damage dentin; virtually all toothpastes still have enough abrasiveness to erode enamel.  Only brushing with water, with baking soda or with some tooth powders that don’t have abrasives are reliably soft enough.

Colorants and flavorings also introduce artificial chemicals into toothpaste, and there are few if any  restrictions on what can be used.  Glycerin is a cheap hygroscopic substance that’s derived from fats or oils, and into which many things can easily dissolve (even more easily than in water).  It gives toothpaste its creamy paste consistency, but it also coats the teeth and gums with a film that’s suspected of preventing the natural process of saliva-remineralization by which enamel is restored.

If you read the list of ingredients of your toothpaste, you’re likely to find it is a chemical soup of artificial and exotic chemicals that shouldn’t come into contact with sensitive and absorptive oral tissues.  Even “natural” toothpastes have some of the questionable or harmful ingredients.  But that’s not necessary when natural ingredients can provide all the plaque-cleaning and gum-supporting capability you need.

Let’s see how Good-Gums can help!

When I went to the dentist recently, the dentist said, ‘You have perfect teeth.  What are you using?’ I replied, ‘ I only use Good-Gums’.*

Debbie C

How our combination of ingredients help:

Whether you use it when brushing, as an aid to flossing or as a mouthwash, Good-Gums is particularly formulated to help the gums.  It works with your body’s natural processes, whose predisposition is to heal and nurture.  Good-Gums takes advantage of two facts about your gums: their cells have some of the fastest replacement rates in your body, and they are comprised almost entirely of connective tissue.  In most of the body a cell lives for weeks, months or even years before being replaced, while a new gum cell is replaced after only 5 to 7 days.  Healthier gum cells can start taking the place of less-healthy cells quickly, if they are given what they need.  Particularly for connective tissue cells, what they need during their formation is a large amount of vitamin C.  Good-Gums provides a healthy amount of vitamin C, plus citrus bioflavonoids that help the body utilize the vitamin C.  The Good-Gums formula dissolves right in the mouth to be absorbed directly by the gums, where it’s needed the most.

The Good-Gums formula contains a lot of alkaline baking soda to buffer the acidity of its vitamin C, thereby protecting your enamel from acid erosion.  To keep the alkaline baking soda from reacting with the acidic vitamin C in the bottle, the entire formula is kept in a dry powder state.  When the powder meets saliva in your mouth, it becomes a liquid solution that starts getting absorbed by the gums immediately before the two ingredients react to weaken the vitamin C.

Good-Gums encourages absorption by forestalling an ion imbalance that would otherwise stop absorption through cell membranes.  Good-Gums contains French grey sea salt, with a mineral balance similar to human-produced fluids (so much so that it was successfully used in place of blood for transfusions to some wounded sailors in WW-II, when blood wasn’t available).  Since more of the Good-Gums solution can be absorbed, it can do its work quicker and better.

Besides supporting the growth of healthier gum cells, Good-Gums also has herbal ingredients that soothe sore gums; myrrh and peppermint are famous for their soothing properties.

To help control the population of the plaque-producing bacteria, peppermint and cinnamon act as mild antimicrobials.  Baking soda buffers the acidity, making the oral environment less favorable for plaque-producing bacteria to multiply.

To help remove plaque from constant contact with the gum margins (where they can re-infect the gums), Good-Gums helps remove plaque, using cranberry, which has the unusual property of loosening the grip of plaque, so that it can more easily be removed during brushing and flossing.

Your gums can improve by the combination of these three strategies: active nutritional help for the formation of healthier gum cells, soothing sore tissue, and reducing the numbers of and contact by infectious agents.

Try it and see for yourself…

Good-Gums the 100% natural mouthwash

Good-Gums can act as a powdered concentrate that becomes a potent liquid mouthwash when it dissolves in your mouth’s saliva.  As soon as Good-Gums powder dissolves in your saliva, the ingredients activate. Vitamin C (vital for healing) is absorbed by your gum tissue as the other natural ingredients get to work on bad bacteria, nitrifying and cleansing your whole mouth, supporting your body’s natural healing processes. Good-Gums contains no toxic or artificial ingredients that interfere with natural healing so your gums can soothe, strengthen, and heal themselves naturally!

Tooth brushing

Tooth brushing is an essential practice for breaking up plaque on the front (outer) surfaces and also the back (inner) surfaces of teeth.  Brushing with Good-Gums uses a slightly different technique than brushing with toothpaste.   That’s because toothpaste relies on the abrasives in it to grind away plaque, which is somewhat effective but which also grinds away molecules from the surface of tooth enamel.  Good-Gums doesn’t have any abrasives added, but instead uses an herbal ingredient that relaxes bacteria’s adhesive grip, so that the toothbrush can more easily remove the plaque.  Toothbrushes intended for use with abrasive-laden toothpaste are relatively hard, even when they’re labeled “medium” or “soft; with Good-Gums use an “extra-soft” toothbrush.  Instead of using a toothbrush to grind abrasive paste into where plaque forms, a toothbrush is used to massage a dissolved solution of Good-Gums into the plaque and into the gums as well; then the brush sweeps away the loosened debris.  Electric toothbrushes can be used with Good-Gums; they almost always come with extra soft bristles.

A 100% natural, toxin-free Mouthwash for gums

The power of nature in Good-Gums is released as soon as the pure ingredients dissolve in your mouth’s saliva instantly activating to create a potent mouthwash or oral rinse. The vitamin-rich, saline-neutral, pH-neutral formula goes to work straight away bathing your whole mouth in bacteria-fighting, gum-soothing and nutrifying liquid.

Here’s how to use Good-Gums 2-in-1 tooth & gum powder and mouthwash to treat gums without artificial chemicals or toxins. Place a portion of the powder in your mouth (the same amount that you’d use on your toothbrush). Feel the powder easily and quickly dissolve in your mouth’s saliva and enjoy the taste! Then gently swoosh the liquid around your whole mouth. You can almost feel the ingredients going to work, softening plaque, soothing irritation, helping your gums heal, nurtifying all of your mouth’s soft tissues and fortifying your gums with a huge dose of Vitamin C (equivalent to eating a whole orange, every time you use it). Take your time, about 2 minutes, then spit or swallow – whichever you prefer. For a little more absorption, we recommend not rinsing your mouth with water afterwards so that any remaining Good-Gums can continue working.

Flossing

If done properly, flossing is a way to disrupt plaque that has formed on the narrow sides of the teeth where a toothbrush can’t reach.  Plaque and tartar that persist on the sides of the teeth infect the gums between the teeth, and when they recede, gaps start to appear between teeth. Flossing with Good-Gums not only helps loosen the plaque while it scrapes the plaque away, the floss carries some Good-Gums solution under the gum line.  The floss should be half-wrapped tightly around one side of a tooth while the floss is moved up and down to scrape away plaque.

Interdental brushes

A way to remove even more plaque is with an interproximal brush (sometimes called an interdental brush or proxabrush). It’s a small plastic or wire rod with little bristles spiraling around one end of the rod.  Put a small pinch of Good-Gums in your mouth, where it will dissolve, swish it to a section of teeth and move the interproximal brush in and out between teeth where the gums are.

Oral irrigators

Oral irrigation is an additional step you can take to control plaque and thereby prevent the formation of tartar.  Some common brands of oral irrigators are Hydrofloss, Waterpik and Viajet.  These help get to small bits of plaque that are left behind by the above processes.

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Victoria K

Thank goodness for Good Gums!!


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